When: May 24th, 2014, 4pm-7pm
Where: Cenote Restaurant and Lounge 768 Yates Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1L4
Continental Shelf Writers Collective presents an evening of shared literature featuring poet Andrea Bennett and fiction writers Kim Fu and Doretta Lau. There will be readings, an audience Q and A, and a book signing facilitated by our friends at Munro’s Books.
Doretta Lau is a journalist who covers arts and culture for Artforum International, South China Morning Post, The Wall Street Journal Asia, and LEAP. She completed an MFA in Writing at Columbia University. Her fiction and poetry have appeared in Day One, Event, Grain Magazine, Prairie Fire, PRISM International, Ricepaper, sub-TERRAIN, and Zen Monster. She splits her time between Vancouver and Hong Kong, where she is at work on a novel and a screenplay. In 2013, she was a finalist for the Writers’ Trust of Canada / McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize. How Does a Single Blade of Grass Thank the Sun? (Nightwood Editions, 2014) is her debut short story collection.
Kim Fu’s debut novel FOR TODAY I AM A BOY (HarperCollins, 2014), a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice and a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection, follows the lives of four Chinese-Canadian sisters, one born in a boy’s body. Fu has written for NPR, Maisonneuve, The Rumpus, The Tyee, Prairie Fire, Grain, Room, and The New Quarterly, among others, and has had work anthologized in Best Canadian Essays. She is the news columns editor for This Magazine, and writes the weekly advice column Ask Fu.
Andrea Bennett’s debut book of poetry is Canoodlers (Nightwood, 2014), which follows the growth and class leaps of a townie tomboy from Hamilton, Ontario. andrea’s writing has been published in magazines across North America, including Maisonneuve, Geist, and Grain, and her poetry has been anthologized in books from McGraw-Hill Ryerson and Ooligan Press. In 2013, her nonfiction received an honourable mention in the Politics and Public Interest category at the National Magazine Awards.